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, clinton, and the first george bush, moved away from a position no additional taxes. they all added revenues to deficit reduction. a significant amount of revenue. >> your colleague from georgia just this week said the following about that pledge not to raise any taxes. >> you know, that pledge i signed 20 years ago was valid then. it's valid now, but times have changed significantly.Ñi and i care more about this country than i do about a 20-year-old pledge. >> it is my view that the issue of taxes is the number one stumbling block to any kind of fiscal deal. that has to be resolved first before you can get to issues like sequestration. when you hear that from a colleague, does it say to you that there is room, and does the president do anything short of raising tax rates on the wealthy? is there anything short of that acceptable? >> well, you've got to raise additional revenues, including tax rates on the wealthy. >> those have to go up? >> they have to go up. there's ways of doing that. secondly, though, we've got to close some significant loopholes. for instance, the ones which
american who pays taxes, has a mortgage or -- has to manage their own money, and that is every american. tonight, while shopping is a big story, along with the surprising amount americans are spending the bigger story is the fact that some very tough choices are coming, and it is the folks in washington who are going to decide for everyone. we have it all covered tonight, beginning with our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, leaders in wall street and washington have been warning for weeks of a possibility of an economic downturn if they don't avert what we have been calling the fiscal cliff. and yet the consumers we have been talking about are not acting very worried. trying to capitalize on the strong holiday shopping season, the president warned that the economy will spiral downward if it is not addressed. >> i think it is a reason that retailers are so concerned. that congress has not yet extended the middle class tax cuts. >> reporter: the report also estimates that consumer spending could drop by $200 billion by 2013. 31st, there
a year-end fiscal cliff. yesterday the white house took a hard line insisting tax rates have to rise on the rich and warning that anymore delay on the deal could ruin consumer confidence and hurt holiday retail sales. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with the details. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. today we'll see a continued push by the white house. in fact, for the rest of this week, new details released this morning, still pushing for those taxes on the rich. meantime, here on capitol hill we're seeing some small signs of compromise. today president obama meets with small business leaders continuing his push for higher taxes for the wealthy. a new xhous economic report warns if tax breaks go away, the average middle class family will owe uncle sam another $2200 next year. >> it seems to be the thing we can agree on, that middle class families should see an extension of these tax cuts. >> reporter: some prominent republicans dead set against raising taxes on anyone now hint they may consider other options. >> we've been open to revenue by closing
and his no tax hike pledge. >>> plus, rebellion continues in egypt. a meth lab on wheels? cheerleaders for a cause. and the biggest power ball jackpot ever. >> this is "early today" for monday, november 26th, 2012. >> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. say what you will about the state of the economy, but americans didn't hold back on what turned out to be a record-breaking holiday weekend for retailers. and it's not over yet. cyber monday is officially in full swing and experts predict today will be the biggest online shopping day of the year to the tune of $1.5 billion. nbc's kristen dahlgren has more. >> reporter: from the moment doors opened thursday, before the thanksgiving dishes were even done, almost a quarter billion shoppers will have been online or in stores. >> i just prepare, put my speakers on and go for it. >> reporter: shopping started earlier than ever, and in spite of the employee protests, the early opening paid off. according to the national retail federation, more than 35 million shopped on thanksgiving, six million more than last year. black fri
to talk about averting the tax hikes and budget cuts from the so-called fiscal cliff. the president met with small business owners yesterday to talk about the effect on their companies from taxes and other changes. and right now congress is stalled over finding a solution as democrats demand higher taxes for high wage earners while republicans want cuts to entitlement programs. >>> elsewhere on the hill, u.n. ambassador susan rice spent her day behind closed doors explaining statements she made back in september about those deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya. her defense failed to convince her republican critics. nbc's tracie potts is on capitol hill with more on this. tracie, good morning to you. >> lynn, good morning. rice admitted that when she said the ambassador and three others who were killed were the result of spontaneous attacks, the information was partially wrong. as she has done before, in a statement after her meeting, she blamed it on bad intelligence information, talking points where references to al queda had been taken out according to sources and attacked ch
, marla. we have just heard from the city tax collector's of bureau of revenue. they are filing this legal action. they confirm the city is going to go after the los angeles dodgers for reimbursement in the treatment of bryan stow. the giants fan who was severely beaten outside of a dodgers game. to help pay for the four months of care it treated stow's injury. the city attorneys have asked a bankruptcy judge to add san francisco to those seeking damage from the team's insurer. this is a bankruptcy issue because the team filed chapter 11. this was a controversy. the city says this is not unusual, but standard practice to go after unpaid bills. it is taking all steps to protect the city's interests. stow and his family is suing the team frin the amount of $50 million. the amount needed for a lifetime of care. reporting live outside san francisco city hall, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> now to the south bay. citizens will have a say on who will be the next san jose police chief. city leaders will hold a community meeting tonight to gather input from neighborhoods on what they want to se
. jessica? >> thank you, scott. all the online shopping means big bucks thanks to a new sales tax on internet purchases. this cyber monday is expected to bring in tens of millions of dollars. that went into effect december 15th. the purpose is to require retailers to charge customers online the moment they buy something. usually when they pay their income taxes. so far california officials have only managed to identify a few retailers as being subject to the new law, though. >> if you're an out of state retailer and you collect more than a million dollars in sales in california, and you have at least $10,000 worth of referrals from instate retailers, then you're obligated to pay that tax. >> did you get that? by 201614 states will collect sales tax from online purchases. >>> a hoax made the rounds today involving google and a company it didn't buy. they claimed they bought another company. they apparently bought the company for $400 million. both companies insist there's no such deal. no one has been able to track the source. they are not worth nearly the $400 million that the fak
republicans may be willing to back off an old pledge not to raise taxes. this is ahead of trying to avoid the fiscal cliff. we have tracie potts with details from washington. >> reporter: today, president obama meets with small business leaders. a new white house economic report warns if tax breaks go away, the average middle class family will owe uncle sam $2,200 next year. >> middle class families should see an extension of the tax cuts. >> reporter: some republicans who have been dead set against raising taxes on anyone now hint they may consider other options. >> we have been open to revenue by closing loopholes as long as it is tied to spending cuts and pro-growth tax reform that broadens base. >> you don't raise rates. you cap the amounts of eitemize deductions. >> reporter: america is borrowing too much money trying to keep social security and medicare afloat. >> there will come a point in time where we can't borrow anymore money and interest rates will sky rocket. >> this congress is already one vote away from avoiding the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: and no word yet on when the nex
americans will face half a trillion more in taxes next year coupled with a hundred billion dollars in cuts to domestic and defense spending. since the reagan era most republicans have day caretaken promising they won't raise taxes. mike viqueira says there may be flexibility on both sides of the aisles. >> reporter: it's a pledge almost all republicans have signed to oppose tax increases of any kind. today shit was showing cracks. >> the world has changed and the economic situation is different. >> reporter: republicans insist in return for defying part doctrine they must have changes in social security and medicare. >> i will sign only if they undo entitlement reform. >> reporter: be president has put them on the table before. during last year's failed talks on a grand bargain and more recently in his first post election press conference. >> we have to continue to take a serious look at how we reform our entitlements because health care costs continue to be the biggest driver of our deficits. >> reporter: mr. obama has insisted tax rates must rise. today a top democrat signalled openness
they rejected the soda tax in richmond, a berkeley city councilwoman wants her city to give it way. the counselwoman urged the city to consider putting added tax on swedened drinks sold in the city. she says the money raised from the tax can go to support youth education and health programs. voters in richmond overwhelmingly rejected measures and which would have placed a one cent tax on every soda sold. >>> okay. when we come back, barry bonds, the baseball giant back in headlines. >>> okay. let the debate begin. is he in or is he out? major league baseball announced that the all-time home run leader, also a bay area native, barry bonds is on the 2013 hall of fame ballot. and it stirred up a little bit of controversy. >> yeah, for a lot of years, fans have been arguing whether barry bonds, and sammy sosa actually belong on that hall of fame. it's well-known that former giants slugger along with sosa and clements, they've had their careers tainted by steroids or performance-enhancing drugs. so far, no one tied with the steroids era has received enough votes for the hall of fame. bu
. >>> with the fiscal cliff looming, the white house today continued its hard line, insisting that tax rates have to rise for the rich, and warn that any more delays would ruin consumer confidence. there are signs of movement on capitol hill, but democrats are not willing to cut social security and medicare. and while some republicans agree the rich should pay more, they want to raise money by reducing deductions, not through higher tax rates. >> i don't care if you raised taxes 100% on the wealthy, you're not going to fix the deficit problem. >> the president has made clear that he will not sign a bill that extends the bush era tax cuts for those make mortgage than $250,000. >> billionaire warren buffett, an obama ally today wrote an editorial in "the new york times," calling for a higher minimum tax for the wealthy. >>> a shake-up in the middle east in politics today as an israeli moderate resigns. israeli defense minister ehud barack abruptly quit politics today, saying he'll only finish out his term. the obama administration had embraced him as a moderate influence on benjamin netanyahu's har
it so far. the impasse is over raising tax rates on upper bracket income earners. republicans say they're willing to consider a tax hike but they want larger cuts made to benefit programs. the small business leaders came to avoid the cliff and tax hike on the middle class. on friday he's off to philadelphia where he will make a public case for his strategy and two gop leaders. >> rather than sitting down with lawmakers of both parties and working out an agreement, he's back on the campaign trail. >> the election was conclusive in terms of which path the majority of the american people want to take. >> house republicans are also planning to hold events in the coming weeks with small business owners to highlight the effects the tax increase could have on them and their likelihood. how does the fiscal cliff impact california? larry, a lot of talk on how it will impact high earners. a lot of middle income class folks could feel it as well. >> if we go over the fiscal cliff, we're going to suffer as much as anyone else. that in itself is a distressing combination. of 2 million jobs lost nat
the so-called fiscal cliff. that's when spending cuts and tax increases kick in. lawmakers from both parties are racing the clock to reach a compromise but despite a lot of optimism there is no plan on the table. brian moore has the story from washington. >> reporter: back from an extended holiday and facing a looming deadline, lawmakers from both parties seem optimistic about diffusing the fiscal cliff time bomb. >> unfortunately, for the last ten days with the house and congress gone for the thanksgiving recess there hasn't been much progress made. tomorrow there's no excuse. we are back in town. >> reporter: democrats want to raise taxes on the wealthiest americans and republicans who once refused to raise taxes on anyone ever are signaling their willingens to compromise. >> when you are $16 trillion in debt the only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid the coming grove and republicans, republicans should put revenue on the table. >> the world has changed and the economic situation is different. ronald reagan and tip o'neill realized that in t '80s. already if repu
investigations. we know he owes a lot of unpaid taxes to the irs and the state. but a group of investors wants to know how he's getting away with everyone's money. >> and i have invested over $200,000. >> i have defrauded out of at least $25,000. >> they are all part of his money trail, willing investors joining a growing list of victims. >> i lost over $50,000. >> i invested more than $100,000. >> how many of you thought this was a good investment? they are also part of a group, 18 different bay area investors, a total of nearly $2 million. how many of you believe you're a victim of a crime? >> there's something wrong when all those people put up their money and got nothing back. >> harry osborne has an inside perspective. he worked as a saleman for the guy who has all their money. he watched the investment opportunity crumble. >> i think a lot of this was a scam, too. i think he was paying the interest from the people who were putting more money in. >> here's how it worked. investors were lured by advertisements in the san jose mercury and other newspapers promising a 10% return. their inves
to drown out the noise next week as they look more common ground to avoid $500 billion in tax increases. several unions launched an ad campaign, pressuring lawmakers to protect entitlement programs. >> for working families, it's not about cutting things we rely on most. >> reporter: advocates for the elderly, weaponsmakers, the oil and gas industry, even charity. >> congress has failed to do its job for the past ten years and they are so far continuing to fail to do their job. >> reporter: rick edleman worries the tug of war could end with no solution. a real possibility, as democrats reject spending cuts and republicans resist tax increases. >> if you're in congress, you can reduce taxes on january 2 relative to the new rates that prevail starting then. >> reporter: it's a dance analysts doubt lawmakers will risk taking. >> since it will affect every voter, i suspect there whether be a deal. >> reporter: lawmakers will start next week committed to compromise. in washington, danielle lee, nbc news. >>> in health matters tonight, news for patients who take medication for high cholesterol
not reach a deal your taxes could rise and sharp spending cuts would go into effect as well possibly triggering a recession. chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> the goal here is to get a deal that reduces the deficit, and the battle lines have been pretty clear right now. the president campaigned rolling back the tax breaks for the highest earnings and republicans argued spending cuts are the way to get the deficit under control. are we starting to see a softening of those positions on both sides? >> reporter: here's what there's agreement on. both sides, both parties agree that the wealthiest have to pay more, and the question now and the sticking point at this stage is how do you go about making the wealthiest pay more? do you do it by raising the tax rates? that's what president obama wants to do. wants to raise the tax freights 35% where they are now up to where they were during the clinton years at 39% what. republicans are arguing is you don't have to do that. you can get all of th
a way to avoid that so called fiscal cliff that could raise your taxes and throw the economy back into recession. kristen welker is in our washington bureau. good morning. >> reporter: president obama is also facing a number of challenges overseas, as you say, from the unrest in the middle east to the continuing fallout over the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. but the fiscal cliff looms large. president obama returning from a post-thanksgiving round of golf, but off the links, the clock is ticking. lawmakers need to hammer out a deal to prevent the so called fiscal cliff. deep spending cuts and tax hikes set to take effect next year. >> i think we're all aware that we have some urgent business to do. >> reporter: after a meeting at the white house last week, congressional leaders struck a rare tone of bipartisanship. >> we had a very constructive meeting with the president. >> we feel very comfortable with each other. >> reporter: but a major sticking point remains -- taxes. president obama wants to let the bush era tax cuts expire for the wealthiest americans. many repu
and khoe of bataway and has written an op-ed, tax on the wealthy. i'd like to ask you about black friday and cyber monday. numbers robust about any standard what. is it telling you about how consume remembers feeling about the overall economy? >> consumers are feeling reasonably confident. the economy has been coming back for a year and residential housing is coming back, so they are feeling better. >> when you say they are feeling reasonably confident, what are big investors, guys like you? when you start looking forward to the economy in 2013, how confident are you? >> well, i'm confident. i can't speak for others, but i -- we buy stocks almost every day, so i -- but i'm confident about the american economy over the decades to come, and we'll have ups and downs and i can't really predict them. one thing i'm sure of is america is a winner. >> let me read you something that the ceo of honeywell said on "meet the press" on sunday and he said right now i'm not all that bullish. in fact, i'd say there's a great uncertainty that's just hanging over the entire economy because we're not confid
, last year. elmo has been a big part of the lucrative merchandising of sesame street. according to tax filings, royalties brought in nearly $45 million in 2009. >> whenever there's an attack on a much loved brand, there's a lot of outpouring of support as a result, almost as if the public is lining up behind the brand saying, hey, we're with you. >> reporter: for clash, it's the end of a storied career with a show he described lovingly just months ago. >> i think it's so wonderful to be part of a show that really starts a child, helps with the parent. >> reporter: today in a statement, clash said he was resigning with a very heavy heart. and hopes to resolve these personal matters privately. in the meantime, sesame street says production of its 43rd season will not be affected. chris jansing, nbc news, new york. >>> there are late new developments tonight in the house explosion in indianapolis that left two people in a neighboring house dead, and the entire neighborhood area in ruins. law enforcement sources told the indianapolis star they believe gas was intentionally released into th
has her at the breaking point. >> now the borough wants the property taxes, and i have to pay homeowner's insurance and flood insurance. >> reporter: and she is determined her family will never go through this again. anne thompson, nbc news. sayreville, new jersey. >>> up next, he shoots, scores, over and over and over. the kid who didn't just break a record? he shattered it. >>> well, you can bet this will be a topic of conversation around a few thanksgiving dinner tables tomorrow. a 5'10" sophomore from iowa just re-wrote the ncaa basketball record books, scoring a huge 138 points in just one game. here is nbc's thanh truong. >> reporter: jack taylor's shots were not fancy, just frequent, in a 40-minute game, the sophomore point guard scored a record ncaa record, 138 points. >> i can't really put it in words, i was just in a zone. >> reporter: taylor took one shot every 20 seconds, compare it to the late chamberlain, when he set the nba record of 100 points in 1962. >> i hit several in a row, i knew something was special. >> reporter: unlike the 7 foot chamberlain, taylor sc
of boulder county, with a controversial proposal. a property tax hike. >> we asked the community for five years of support. so it's a five-year tax. it equals about $21 per year on a $300,000 home. >> ballot initiative 1-a came to a vote in november 2010. surprisingly, it passed. in its first year, 1-a raised $5 million. one of the beneficiaries, the windowmueller family. with diane still unemployed their rental assistance is extended until march 2012. but in return, hhs demands proof that the family is now living on a strict budget. >> they want an accountability for sure. and they asked us to cut back and cut back and cut as much as possible. >> lord, we thank you for this day. amen. >> so the family eliminates vacations. dinners out and afternoon-school activities for the kids. they cancelled their cable. downgrade their internet service. stopped using credit cards and start shopping for clothes in thrift stores. but they decide to keep the big suv. was the suv a symbol of better days? >> yes. yes. definitely. a symbol of security and success and solidly middle class people. >> that so
, before taxes of course. leading up to tonight's bonanza, there have been 14 consecutive drawings with no jackpot winner. your chances of picking five numbers and the powerball, 1 in 175 million, but hey, it is possible. a couple from iowa did hit the jackpot at $202 million back in september. so you do have a chance here. and by the way, kate, i do have my ticket and you have a couple hours, a few hours left to get yours. >> you'll share that with all of us, i'm sure, thank you. >>> and we wanted to update you on a story we first told you last night, a reason to celebrate for folks in one of the area's hardest hit by the monster storm sandy, breezy point in queens. last night, kristen diffindale and james keane said their i dos. they were busy planning their i wedding when the storm hit. their house was flooded. the church where they were supposed to get married was turned into a command center. they nearly postponed the whole thing but in the end as you can see they decided to go ahead to give their friends and family a much needed reason to smile, and our big congratulations to
a single winner could walk away with a cash prize worth $327 million before taxes. >> there you go. good luck. >> i would take my entire family on a cruise around the world. >> a sports car for me. >> aston martin. >> i'll pinch myself. >> reporter: and it's not just the lucky winners who win big. $1 of every $2 powerball ticket goes to the state covering lottery overhead and supporting programs like education. the federal government also hits the jackpot, taking a quarter of the winner's earnings in taxes and, yes, there's more. states and cities can take an additional 5% to 12%. a new york city winner would pay the highest taxes, but lucky winners in eight states may no state taxes on winnings at all. until today the biggest powerball on record was $365 million won by eight nebraska meat packers in 2006. >> we process hams and corn beef? they went from corn beef to caviar overnight and so could you. but jeremy elson, a senior researcher from microsoft says it's okay to dream, but don't quit your day job just yet. >> mathematically it's not a good bet to buy a lottery ticket, even thoug
, and not from taxes or student fees. class act, jeff tedford. i think a lot of cal fans are really thankful for what he did in the program. >> for sure. >>> looking at the radar, you can see rain is moving into the bay area. let's check with jeff ranieri. >> that's right. it wouldn't be thanksgiving without not only some football, but also of course some rain on the radar. it is a very active time for us here across the bay area. right now this storm system finally starting to get a little bit of motion back behind. it's been so slow going, it's been pretty much in the same spot over the past 12 to 18 hours. what we're finding now is heavy rainfall extending to petaluma. also novato, starkly different conditions on the roadways if you are headed up to the north bay, let's say this evening. be prepared to come up on some wet roadways really quickly, take it slow out there. it's the holidays. we're trying to rush and get a lot done. seeing a few sprinkles is going to make it a lot more dangerous. also in san francisco, we're finding some of the worst delays. some developing showers across the
, the grieving widow was taxing their patience. >> okay. the game's over with, okay? there's no more games with you and i. now we are going to get down to serious business. >> reporter: interrogators hadn't let on to dalia that hers wasn't a fresh name to them. in fact this moment inside the police interview room was the culmination of an investigation that was already a week old. in what would become just a sensational case, and for a brief while as popular as piano playing cats on youtube, began when a man walked into the police station here one evening and said add strange story to tell, a married lover of his h. detective alex moreno didn't know what to make of this walk-n >> first, he is giving you the information, you don't know what to think. here is guy sleeping with a guy's wife and now she is trying to get somebody to kill him. >> pretty juicy story. >> exactly. >> reporter: detective moreno had his tipster run his story down from the top. the man was named mohammed, he said he was a part-time actor who worked at a convenience store. he's told it he had been friends with benefit
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